KRT Trial Monitor C001 – Issue 21 (Week Ending 20 September 2009)

Case 001’s substantive hearing came to a close on Wednesday, about 7 months after the trial’s commencement. Its conclusion was marked by a distinctly emotive presentation and course of questioning by International Defense Counsel François Roux. This ended with Duch welcoming visits to him by victims, declaring that “I open the door to [the victims] emotionally. I would like to express [my] inner emotion[s]… so that they can see my true self.” Particularly resonant were observations by this week’s 3 distinguished expert witnesses on the overarching significance of this justice process, coming as they did in the final stages of the ECCC’s first trial. The trial’s potentially positive contribution to national reconciliation was a theme that ran throughout their testimonies.

Read the report:

KRT Trial Monitor C001 Issue No. 21 – Hearing on Evidence (Week Ending 20 September 2009) corresponds with Duch on Trial Episode 20

English – Khmer

Annex A

English – Khmer

Annex B

English – Khmer

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